Hon members, I will ask Adv Jodie-Anne Niekerk to explain how we are going to be operating because the machine in front of me is not working. I will depend on her to outline it for you.
The UNDER-SECRETARY TO THE NCOP (Adv J-A Niekerk): Deputy Chairperson and hon members, we request that members please refrain from attempting to activate the microphones by pressing the button on the right-hand side of the console. Microphones will be activated by the technical staff seated in the gallery above us. Members who wish to speak should kindly indicate this to the Chair by raising their hands. Please refrain from attempting to activate microphones using the activation button. I thank you.